Design (User) Researcher (Manager), Card & Bank - Hybrid
We are currently seeking a Design (User) Researcher to join our team to lead high impact customer experience research and strategy projects. Because we are a human centered organization obsessed with delivering products and services based on customer research and feedback, design research is at the heart of our work. We believe using empathy, curiosity and asking questions to understand our customers is core to delivering best in class products and services. We represent the voice of our customers and focus on delivering customer insights.
The Design team at Capital One is at the forefront of enriching our customers’ digital and physical experiences. We champion a thriving environment of collaboration, authenticity and healthy critique, in which we honor diversity of thought, create a culture of belonging, and elevate one another. If you’re an innovator and storyteller who embraces an environment where you can experiment, learn, and change banking for good, we would love to hear from you.
What You’ll Do:As a leader and maker, you’ll be asked to handle responsibilities, including:
Strategy & PlanningCollaborating with design, technology, product, and business teams to create intuitive and engaging customer experiences across multiple projects simultaneously, start to finish
Translating findings into insights that guide the experience and product decisions
Leading and shaping early product definitions with formative and foundational research.
Engage in portfolio prioritization to help set the research strategy and road map for the team
Manage through open ended problems and support early product definition
Advocate for the customer through human-centered research methods
Defining standards and best practices for how research is done
Champion the prioritization of research & analysis as a basis for making design centered product enhancements
Working with partners and teams across various geographies
Embracing and advocating for an experience mindset - this is as important to the work as the results
Lead & Develop TeamsBuilding and leading successful teams through career development by mentoring, coaching, and elevating others
Guide team members in research planning, alignment, execution, analysis, and follow-up
Navigating conflict resolution within your team as well as within projects, teams and partner relationships
Participate in hiring by reviewing resumes, conducting interviews and attending consensus
Execution & DeliveryDemonstrate fluency of research tools and techniques to measure success, present opportunities, and support decision-making and prioritization utilizing qualitative and quantitative research methods
Practice and help evolve the team’s research techniques and toolset to work effectively in cross-team collaboration
Participate in end-to-end product research by:Conducting research studies at all stages from discovery to validation, using a variety of methods
to understand customer needs and define opportunities which can include in depth/empathy interviews, field studies, prototype testing & usability benchmarking, contextual inquiry, surveys, card sorts, heuristic review and participatory design
Leading designers and non-designers on project teams to understand and apply research findings by framing problems, defining insights, and designing new
to serve research needs
Facilitate synthesis and knowledge mapping sessions, teaching research methodologies
Distilling findings into clearly articulated and actionable insights for stakeholders by clearly articulating strategies
Knowledge management and dissemination of insights, and creating standards for how research is done, shared, templatized and managed
Planning and facilitating workshops with internal and external stakeholders to align with business needs
Present and communicate research and analysis clearly and effectively across various organizations in any format required. Must be able to sell, support, explain, and simply present usability approach and research to various audience types
Master’s Degree in social sciences, human factor, cognitive science, human computer interaction or behavioral economics
At least 5 years of experience with user, product, or market research
Ph.D., or certifications in a design or research related field
Experience leading large bodies of work, research strategy and teams
Comfortable working with agile and legal teams
Familiarity with conducting and analyzing research for cross channel experiences
Comfortable working with a variety of business partners and delivering outcomes
Experience managing a cross-functional team
At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.
The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.
New York City (Hybrid On-Site): $163,300 - $186,400 for Manager, Design
San Francisco, California (Hybrid On-Site): $173,100 - $197,500 for Manager, Design
Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate’s offer letter.
This role is also eligible to earn performance based incentive compensation, which may include cash bonus(es) and/or long term incentives (LTI). Incentives could be discretionary or non discretionary depending on the plan.Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the
Capital One Careers website
. Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.
This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.
No agencies please.
Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace.
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